Mark Littlewood comments in The Telegraph
If the Government is serious about solving the problems the NHS faces, they should be looking at wholesale reform of the centralised system, not throwing arbitrary amounts of taxpayers’ money at the issue. Such an approach is short-termist and will only necessitate more large injections of cash down the line.
The Chancellor is right to oppose increasing taxation to pay for this – UK workers already shoulder a heavy tax burden. With our ever ageing population, the conversation about healthcare funding should be part of a much wider shake up that involves restructuring the NHS to meet the needs of patients in 2018.
Further IEA Reading: Universal healthcare without the NHS